Marylou Johnson Birthday


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Posted Online: July 11, 2013, 8:09 am
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In celebration of her 90th birthday, Marylou Johnson will be honored at a family dinner on July 20 at Stoney Creek Inn, Moline.
Mary Louise Sipes was the daughter of Percy and Hope Aulgur Sipes. Born on July 15, 1923, Marylou has spent her whole life in Moline. She married Blaine E. Johnson on May 30, 1941, he passed on May 3, 1998.
The couple had four children, two daughters, Vivian Johnson Sweedy Maday, Tampa, Fla.; and Amy Johnson Harms Thomas, Moline. Two sons, James M. and Michael D., both are deceased. There are 10 grandchildren, Kristen (Bret) Lockhart, Los Alamos, N.M.; Megan (Kurt) Forness, Springfield, Ill.; Karl (Catina) Sweedy; and Devon (Dana) Landis, both with USAF., Washington, D.C.; Brenton (Jillian) Johnson, Plainfield, Ill., Kimberly (Timothy) Abbott, New Lenox, Ill.; Jamy Tunnell, Moline; Philip (Jacqueline) Harms, Bettendorf; Tyler Thomas, Moline; Jody (Ronald) Shotts, Ottumwa, Iowa. There are 21 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Johnson retired from First Christian Church, Moline, as Christian education director, in 1992. She has been a member of that church since 1936 and now volunteers in the library and is a historian. She was a busy volunteer through the years, which have earned her many awards and a listing in Marquis Who's Who in the World.
Friends may visit with her from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Stoney Creek Inn, Moline. A private family dinner will follow.












 




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